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Hi Susan. 
Unfortunately, we don't have a writing specialist position for our learning center. I wish we did. We use a combination of peer, professional, and graduate student writing tutors. Can you tell me a little bit about how your walk-in tutoring works? Right now, we offer tutoring by appointment only. I would like to pilot a walk-in tutoring set up sometime soon (probably just for writing and math to start off with), but I don't know much about how it should be structured. And if anyone else on the list serve can offer some insight about how your learning center uses walk-in tutoring, I'd appreciate it. 
Thanks for your help. 
 
Chrisa Hotchkiss
Director of Learning Services
Dominican University of California

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From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals on behalf of Susan Grimes
Sent: Wed 3/1/2006 3:35 PM
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Subject: Can you help? Writing Specialist Job Description



Do you use a degreed Writing Specialist type position in your Writing
Center or Learning Support Center?

I am the Tutor Program Coordinator at San Juan Community College in
Farmington, New Mexico.  San Juan College serves over 10,000 students a
year from the Four Corners states. 

We have had a walk-in writing center for the past 5 years which is
staffed with peer and degreed tutors. The Writing Center was born
through the dream and hard work of several key English faculty members.
In addition to offering the normal one-on-one sessions offered in this
type of center, we have expanded our services by offering in-class
documentation and writer's workshops, and a pilot On-Line Tutor (OWL). 

Our program has grown to the point where we feel it is necessary to hire
a degreed Writing Specialist to coordinate our OWL and expand our
in-class workshop offerings.  It is the time in our budget process to
request new positions.  If you have a similar position at your
institution, I am interested in knowing what they do, how it works,
etc., etc., etc. 

I appreciate any feedback you can give me.

Thanks,

Susan Grimes
Tutor Program Coordinator
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87401
Web Page: http://www.sanjuancollege.edu/pages/1.asp
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